The Lion King is touring the UK 2021 and 2022 – here’s all you need to know.
The new UK tour of Disney’s The Lion King will celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary since premiering in London.
Based on the all-time classic animated film, The Lion King is set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa. Exploding with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music, it tells the timeless story of Simba and his epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.
Lion King 2021 and 2022 UK tour tickets
December 23rd, 2021 - February 4th, 2022
February 17th, 2022 - March 19th, 2022
March 24th, 2022 - May 28th, 2022
02 June 2022 - 02 July 2022
July 7th, 2022 - August 27th, 2022
September 8th, 2022 - October 15th, 2022
October 27, 2022 - December 24, 2022
Further dates will be announced soon.
Director Julie Taymor made Broadway history by becoming the first woman to win the Tony Award® for ’Best Director of a Musical’ for her work on the production, which features incredible staging and puppets.
The Lion King opened in London in October 1999, two years after the original Broadway production, and has been seen by over 95 million people across the world.
The upcoming tour is the second in the UK after the first outing between 2012 and 2015.
Lion King UK tour cast
The Lion King UK tour cast sees Stephenson Ardern-Sodje will play Simba, Nokwanda Khuzwayo will take on the role of Nala and Thandazile Soni will play Rafiki.
Alan Mchale will play Timon, Carl Sanderson will play Pumbaa, Matthew Forbes will play Zazu, Jean-Luc Guizonne will play Mufasa, Owain Rhys Davies will play Ed, Rebecca Omogbehin will play Shenzi, Simon Trinder will play Banzai and Richard Hurst will play Scar.
Completing the cast are: Lwando Bam, Mamido Bomboko Souchu, Khanyisani Beato, Jorell Coiffic-Kamall, Rushand Chambers, Tau-En Chien, Elisa Chou, Tevin Daniel, Tim Driesen, Oraine Frater, Adebunmi Gabriel, Brian Gilligan, Daniel Griffith, Alicia Hayward, Zalika Henry, Caleaf Henson, Olivia Jones, Melvin Le Blanc, Jochebel Maccarthy, Zanele Mazibuko, Fallon Mondlane, Zanele Ndlovu, Buhle Nkomo, Craig Pedro, Joaquin Pedro Valdes, Connor Pelé Williams, Tara Price, Kyle Richardson, Cristiane Santos De Jesus, Lukin Simmonds, Sherry Tay, Francesca Thompson, Maria Yim and Bukiwe Zinganto.